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Preksha Malu

  • Jains celebrate Tirthankar's birthday

    The 23rd Tirthankar Bhagwan Parasvnath was commemorated on his birthday by members of Jain International Organisation (JIO) on Wednesday at Azad Maidan. The event saw more than 30,000 people in attendance, most of whom were Jains, involved in the grand bhakti sangeet and collective Maha Arti. "...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 6:30am
  • Android app brings human touch to social issues

    Twelve-year-old Navya Joshi earned just two points in the new quiz gaming app 'Awarathon' that she downloaded, but has got a wealth of information in the bargain. Launched on Dec 17 on google play, 'Awarathon' is a quiz gaming app based on social causes. There are five causes which players can take...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 5:25am
  • Evicted by civic body, NGO fears bleak future for its girls

    About 30 destitute girls and women, some with kids, who were being sheltered by and trained to enter the mainstream by a non-profit organisation stare at a bleak future after the civic body took back the premises allotted to the NGO on Monday. 'Support' had been using the space under the Dadar...

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Keeping their dates for Urdu alive

    Numerous light bulbs illuminated the small 'mehfil' that gathered at Prithvi House opposite Prithvi theatre in Juhu, where 'Urduwallahs' hold their free for all meet on every second Tuesday of the month. Around 60 young and old people in the audience got a chance to hear personal experiences of...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Have a cup of tea at the 'Tea Centre'

    Styled in a Victorian ambience with high ceilings and giving the vibe of a government quarter, 'Tea Centre' at Resham Bhavan near Churchgate station has been standing for more than 57 years. With more than 100 varieties of teas, the tea centre has come a long way in promoting Indian teas in...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 7:20am
  • Lavasa to play host to Worldfest 2014

    Want to listen to Nigerian percussion (heavy drums), watch the traditional Sri Lankan peacock/peahen dance, or relax listening to the mellifluous Slovenian music? Take a bus/train ticket to Lavasa (hill station), where Worldfest 2014 organised by Ferriswheel will be held from December 17 to 21.

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 6:01am
  • Mumbai gets its first gallery dedicated to cartoons

    Tucked between printing presses at Mohatta Bhavan in Worli, a 'Dont park outside this gate' sign welcomes visitors to 'aPaulogy', which claims to be Mumbai's first gallery dedicated to cartoons. Opening its doors to the city on December 14, the gallery showcases Mumbai in its 70s and early 80s as...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 6:05am
  • Youth LGBT wing joins Swachh Bharat drive, appeals to PM Narendra Modi to remove Section 377

    The Supreme Court had nullified the Delhi High Court's verdict on decriminalising homosexuality last December 11. To mourn the day and send a message to the prime minister, Yaariyan, the youth LGBT wing of Humsafar trust that works for the cause, participated in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan at Juhu...

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 7:50am
  • People forced to convert won't stay in religion for long: Shankaracharya

    In the backdrop of a nationwide uproar over religious conversions in Agra, Kanchi Shankaracharya Pujya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal offered a much simpler outlook on the seemingly controversial subject. 

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 7:10am
  • Meet Priya, a rape survivor and a superhero

    A village teenager with hopes and aspirations, Priya's life derails after she is gang-raped. With the power of Goddess Parvathy, she takes control of a tiger in the jungle, where she is residing, and confronts everyone, including her attackers. Priya is a superhero with the powers of persuasion and...

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 6:53am